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Star Yak Ranch gets behind David Street Station’s quest to secure $90K grant; Wednesday marks last day to vote

On Tuesday, Jeffree Star's Star Yak Ranch encouraged people to vote for David Street Station in a competitive grant competition. (David Street Station, Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. — On Tuesday, social media celebrity Jeffree Star’s Star Yak Ranch encouraged people to support David Street Station in its quest to secure a $90,000 Levitt Foundation AMP Grant Award.

“David Street Station is such an important place in Casper and we’re in love with what they’ve done,” the Star Yak Ranch said on Facebook. “Everyone show support for our community.”

If David Street Station can finish in the top 20 in a public voting round, it will remain in the running to receive $30,000 per year over the next three years to help put on more concerts and events in Casper. Events like the recent Ian Munsick show that drew a record-breaking concert crowd are free to the public but are not free for David Street Station to put on.

Securing an extra $30,000 per year for three years would be significant for David Street Station and could allow it to host more events or bigger acts, said Kevin Hawley, director of the Casper Downtown Development Authority, which manages David Street Station, during the DDA Board meeting last week.

Members of the Casper City Council, including Kyle Gamroth, Lisa Engebretsen and Bruce Knell, all said during their Tuesday night meeting that they are encouraging people to vote for David Street Station to help it in the competition.

As of Wednesday morning, David Street Station is sitting in eighth place in the public voting round of the competition for the Levitt Foundation AMP Grant Award. A board will select 10 of the top 20 venues to receive the $90,000 grants after the public voting round concludes.

People can vote until 6 p.m. Wednesday if they want to support David Street Station in its quest. There are two ways to vote:


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